Simen Lieungh

Chair of the Board

Simen Lieungh (born 1960) was appointed as Chair of the Board of Odfjell Drilling in 2022. Prior to this, Mr. Lieungh held the position as Chief Executive Officer of Odfjell Drilling Group since 2010. Mr. Lieungh also held the position as CEO and President of Aker Solutions ASA between October 2007 – July 2010, in addition to holding various senior management positions within the oil and gas industry. Mr. Lieungh has more than 20 years of experience in working with large field development projects in all phases of development, from conceptual studies to completion and delivery of complete installations. Before joining Aker Solutions, Mr. Lieungh was a research scientist with the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment. Mr. Lieungh is a graduate of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Helene Odfjell


Helene Odfjell (born 1965) has a Master of Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), a Master of Business Administration from London Business School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mrs. Odfjell has many years of experience in business and management. She has been a Director of Odfjell Drilling Ltd since September 2013.

Harald Thorstein


Harald Thorstein (born 1979) is partner of the London based advisory firm Arkwright London Ltd and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Altus Intervention and B2 Holdings ASA, and Director of DOF Subsea. Previously he has held positions in Seatankers, DnB Markets, and Arkwright Norway. Harald has extensive board experience including, Archer, Deep Sea Supply, Solstad Offshore, Seadrill and Seadrill Partners, SFL Corp, Northern Offshore, Golden Ocean and Aktiv Kapital. Harald studied at the Norwegian University of Technology and Science where he received a Master of Science Industrial Economics and Technology Management.